Broken Light: A Photography Collective

We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!

Lazy

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 29-year-old aspiring photographer who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 15. She takes photos as a form of therapy. Liz struggled … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Somebody That I Used to Know

Photo taken by  Christina, who has experienced terrible anxiety, often due to stress and/or insomnia. She also deals with agitation and extreme irritability, and becomes anxious in situations that are … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 7 Comments

Urban Rooftops

Photo taken by Clare, a woman who has been diagnosed with major depression, bipolar, among other things. Photography is something she studied in school some years ago, and still enjoys … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 10 Comments

ZigZag; Scotland

Photo taken by Katy Cummings. I am currently a student in Stirling, Scotland, and an avid photographer, trying to create the foundations for a career in the thing I love most. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Image I Present & Image I See

Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here. About this photo: I found this purple thistle growing in my driveway. I was struck … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression. About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 10 Comments

King of Birds

Photo taken by n23art, a long time depression sufferer. He is from the UK, but had been living in Asia for the last five years. More about him here. Photographed in Prestatyn, Wales, … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 15 Comments

Fragmented

Photo taken by S. I am a 27 year old woman who has struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager (and truthfully I have probably been depressed longer, … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 17 Comments

Stay Away

This is an older piece that I made with an old photo enlarger, my facial profile, and my hands. I don’t know what led to me making it, but I … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Arranged

I shot this photo from a place of depression, and it resonates with those feelings. All of those birds arranged up there, stuck with no space between them, yet infinite space … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 17 Comments

Depth of a Salesman

Photo taken by Giuliano Saade, from São Paulo, Brasil, who has suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks. More about him here. I was in the office waiting for some documents … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Close But Far Away (Photo Challenge: Through)

Sometimes, many times, I’m present, but I feel like I’m a world apart. Like I am looking at the world through foggy gray glasses of depression. Like life around me … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 10 Comments

Displacement

Photo taken by Giuliano Saade: I have had anxiety and panic attacks for the last 8 years of my life and I manage it by trying to live one day at … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 8 Comments

The Thinker

Photo taken by DeeDee, a bipolar sufferer. Not pensive, but mischievous, somewhat surreal, and much larger than life. I think of Harvey. Is it really there? The film records only truth, so the giant … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

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